Environmental factors as influencing vegetation communities in Acipayam district of Turkey

Ozkan K.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, vol.30, no.5, pp.741-746, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Page Numbers: pp.741-746


In this study, a data set from Mediterranean mountain forests of southern Anatolia, consisting of species cover and environmental measures in 99 sample plots was analyzed with cluster analysis, indicator species analysis, MRPP NMDS and sperman rank correlation. Results illustrated two vegetation gradients related to factor complexes of altitude-landform and parent material-land surface smoothness. Axis I of the ordination was strongly related to limestone, serpantine, conglomerate, mad from parent material group, middle slope from slope position group, concave, convex, linear and undulate from landform group, AI, AII, AIII and AIV from altitude group, and rocky and erosion pavement from land surface smoothness group. Axis II was strongly related to limestone, serpantine, smooth surface, rocky surface and AIII.